It is my pleasure to introduce myself.
My name is Zuzana, but all children call me Susie.
I am the founder of Susie's - helping you with your children since 2014 until now.
Currently I am happy mum, enjoying the fun on being on maternity leave with my cheerful daughter Anna and together we also go babysitting now and then or I go babysit when Anna is with her dad in the evenings when other babysitters are busy.
I started babysittig in first place, because I always felt attracted to children, they
are my passion and the drive of my life. It's definitely not just
career for me, as I have had in the past various other jobs where I
earned loads more than in childcare, but nothing ever fullfilled me as
being and caring for children. This is the kind of job, where doing it
is already reward for it. I do chidlcare by heart and now, being mum
myself, I have even more passion for it than ever before.
Susie's is my project which I started in Prague in 2014 and until the spring 2015 it was just one person operation, where all babysitting was done by me personally. Even though I have now took on board additional babysitters to help me with all your requests, I still prefer to do the babysitting myself, just my availability is limited, please read below on the bottom for details of "my current situation".
I am 34 years old and have 12 years of experience with children in various settings, from England, Austria and Czech Republic. I am a mother myself and I worked as private nanny as well as in many different settings such as pulic schools, nurseries, children clubs or creches.
My working experience with children:
I lived 7 years in Englad where I worked as a Nursery Nurse or a Teaching Assistant in various nursery and primary schools, both private and public ones. I also worked with small babies in crèches, different children clubs and later managed an after-school club in a primary school . In my free time I often worked as a babysitter for families both in England and Czech Republic. Before I moved permanently back in Prague, I also worked a winter season as a holiday nanny in Austrian ski resort, where I had to get used to new children every week, and in some cases every day.
In my last job I worked in an international school in Prague, as a Teacher Assistant for almost 2,5 years, in a Nursery class.
Currently I am on maternity leave with my 1 year old daughter (as of Jan 2019) who loves to "work" with me :). Together we are looking after other children of various ages and she is thoroughly enjoying that.
We are always excited to have visitor and other playmates in our homes. :)
My qualifications (mostly gained in the United Kingdom):
- BTEC National Diploma in Early Years - Level 3. (This is a British childcare qualification for Nursery Nurses to work in nursery and primary schools).
- Bachelor degree in English as Foreign Language.
- Classroom Assistant Certificate (for Primary schools)
- TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language) Certificate
- First Aid Certificate (updated every 2 years, last one updated in September 2014)
- Other certificates from trainings related to my job in an international school
- Currently studying Czech diploma for working in a state preschool (Předškolní a mimoškolní pedagogika)
I consider myself as caring, responsible and friendly person. I have never had a problem to start a new relationship with adults or children and I think I am open-minded and flexible.
Children often said about me that I can be strict but definitely also fun. In my past jobs I have been able to gain children's respect and manage well their behaviour by positive motivation as well as set rules which I adapted to the age, ability and personality of the children. I am person with great deal of respect for other people, their opinions and values and I teach children to not just respect but celebrate the differences among us. I understand each child is unique and always try to work in close partnership with parents to ensure I can provide an individual approach, best suited to your child.
How do I work:
When I work with children, I put them in the centre of my world to make sure I don't become just their carer but their friend too.
I like being with children because they make me feel as my work really matters and I love the feeling of children's gratitude when I spent quality time with them. I like teaching children new things and doing fun creative activities.
Sometimes parents may call me on last minute to book a following day with me. Even in such cases I am able to prepare a day plan, so it include all aspects of children development (cognitive, social, emotional and physical) in fun games and plays, as long as I know the ages of the children and little bit about their interests.
Usually I am fully flexible to the family's needs and I always try to go the extra mile to make sure both children and their parents are happy. Please read "References" to see what other families thought about me.
My current situation:
In January 2018 I have became a proud and happy mum myself and you can see my smiling baby girl on the picture above. Currently I am on maternity leave, so if I go babysit, I either:
THE DAYTIME: take my daughter with me, so your child(ren) will get also a friend as a benefit in addition to a babysitter :-).
- IN THE EVENINGs: leave me daughter with my husband and can come to you alone as usual babysitter.